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—Celluloïd (France)

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

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...The Celluloïd label was established in Paris in 1979 by Gilbert Castro, and went on to become a leading French specialist in African music, selling – through its distribution wing Mélodie – to France’s African community and to the broader...

Fela Kuti

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...The Nigerian multi-instrumentalist, Afro-beat bandleader, and activist Fela Kuti brought the sound of radical African jazz to a global audience. He was born in Nigeria in 1938 to an upper middle-class, politically active family. His mother,...

Afrobeat

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XII : Genres: Sub-Saharan Africa

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Afrobeat is a blend of highlife, jazz, funk and Yorùbá social dance music that emerged in the late 1960s through the musical experiments of Nigerian multi-instrumentalist bandleader Fela Anikulapo-Kuti (born Ransome-Kuti) and drum set...

Nigeria

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VI : Locations: Africa and the Middle East

Continuum, 2016

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...Population 120,047,000 (2002) The Federal Republic of Nigeria covers a land area of 355,770 sq miles (910,770 sq km). Cameroon and Chad border it on the east, Niger on the north, Benin on the west and the Gulf of Guinea...